In the recruiting world, purple squirrel is a metaphor for the fictional perfect candidate (a concept similar to Prince Charming for romance). In other words, a purple squirrel is a dream candidate with an astounding mix of skills who rarely, if ever, exists in the real world.
In today’s competitive market, many hiring managers are looking for multi-skilled talent that is deeply technical, highly collaborative, and with strong communication skills. Along with a lengthy list of mandatory and preferred skills, however, the core requirement most employers truly seek is aptitude. Yet, depending on the role, being smart can be tricky to [...]
There is no question that a good interview provides vital information for making the right hiring decision. With new tools for comparing candidates and proven strategies to reduce timelines, you can make better hiring decisions quicker and get more bang for your interview buck!
Even with top candidates, there will be applicants who are not a good fit. Whatever factors cause you to reject a candidate, the way you communicate that decision is critical to your professional reputation and your company’s brand.
Although most HR professionals know questions to avoid in an interview, you would be surprised how many managers don’t. In some cases, asking the wrong question is not only awkward—it can be illegal. Read here for alternatives to some common questions you should NOT ask candidates.
From coast to coast, new U.S. laws are restricting an employer's ability to question applicants about their earnings history. Learn what savvy HR leaders know about the best way to discuss salary requirements.
Although each candidate is different, role requirements vary, and interviewers come in all shapes and styles, there are factors consistent to successful interviews. Follow these tips to smart interviewing and be more effective at engaging candidates and gathering accurate information to make the best hiring decisions…
More than ever, growth recovery is a strategic business decision that relies on finding the right talent regardless of hiring volume. Without the internal resources to conduct thorough searches, many companies turn to staffing agencies for their hiring needs and with good reason: A successful recruiting partnership delivers high-quality candidates, improves your recruiting process, and results in a relationship that serves as a cost-effective extension to your hiring team.
In the recruiting world, the end game is to hire the best candidate. Yet a mistake many managers make can leave them without a qualified hire and more than a little heartbroken: That is, falling in love with one candidate and not truly “shopping” the others.
Whether you’re a startup that hasn’t defined your niche or a well-known corporation, employer branding will impact the quantity and quality of talent you attract. Invest in branding that aligns with long-term goals or risk being left behind in the race for top talent.